In 1964 Claude Lapalu took over Patache d’Aux which he had bought from the Delon Family, an important line from Bordeaux. Chateau Patache d’Aux, a Cru Bourgeois Superieur situated in Begadan, had belonged to the Delon Family since the French Revolution. The estate, owned by the chevalier d’Aux since 1632, was named Patache d’Aux , because the Medoc coach, the Patache, used to stop there.
Classified as a cru bourgeois in 1932 the Château has belonged to the Lapalu family since 1964. Currently chaired by Jean-Michel Lapalu, the Domaines Lapalu has become one of the main actors in Medoc within less than fifty years. This unique estate of 250 hectares has been constituted around the Château Liversan, near Pauillac and Château Patache d’Aux, near the Gironde estuary.
This family company has now a great expertise in the field with a wide range of products and a long term vision. The goal of Domaines Lapalu is to propose wines that will express the best the Medoc terroir. For all different wines, the choice of the grape variety is critical to restitute the uniqueness of this terroir.
|Wine||Grape Varietal||Age of the vines||Nature of soil||Technical Sheets|
|Château Patache d’Aux||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.||40 years||Limestone and clay, with pebbly soil.|
|PRODUCER||Château Patache d’Aux|
|FOUNDED||Since 1964 owned by Lapalu family|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||106 acres|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||260 000 bottles|